Monday, December 19, 2011

Chiquita Bananorama on the Oilsands (

By Carol Christian, QMI Agency

FORT McMURRAY, Alta. -- A radio ad will hit airwaves across the country this week, continuing the call for Canadians to boycott Chiquita Brands International after its decision to boycott oilsands crude.
The ad, created by EthicalOil.orgin response to the Chiquita oilsands boycott announced last week by ForestEthics, calls on Canadians to boycott Chiquita for its decision to rely on “conflict oil from some of the world’s most odious regimes.”

ForestEthics announced Thursday it was working with the U.S. company to eliminate shipping of Chiquita bananas with fuel from refineries that use the crude.

“We wanted to call on all Canadians to boycott Chiquita products,” said Kathryn Marshall, blog spokeswoman, explaining the reasoning behind the ad.

“We think it’s important we fight back as Canadians ... and send a strong message.”

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